Nikki Naghavi, a violin student at the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas, was named the Grand Prize Winner at the 2018 Collin County Young Artists competition. As part of the award, Nikki will perform the first movement of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto with the Plano Symphony on March 24, 2018. Nikki has also won the DMTA Young Artist competition and will be performing the same work with the Baylor Symphony on January 30, 2018.
Senior Ryan Parham, a student of Mr. Ian Salmon, made his college audition recording this week in our newly renovated Performance Hall. The Hall is not done yet! It is waiting on some finishing touches but it will be ready for our Seasons Celebration coming up on Tuesday December 13th.
Congratulations to the MTNA South Central Divisional winner Claire Druffner. Claire, a 6th grade student of Donna Davis, won the South Central Divisionals of the MTNA Junior Strings Division in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Claire will continue on to the national level in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 20, 2015. Well done and Good Luck to Claire, Parents, and Teacher!
1st Place Junior Division Piano: Vatsal Vemuri, piano student of Dr. Bret Serrin
2nd Place Junior Division Strings: Nikki Naghavi, violin student of Nicolette Solomon
3rd Place Senior Division Strings: Lindia Tjuatja, viola student of Nicolette Solomon
Super job from students, parents and teachers